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'''Microsoft Corporation''' (commonly referred to as '''Microsoft''' or '''MS''') is an American multinational corporation|multinational technology company headquartered in Redmond, Washington|Redmond, Washington (state)|Washington, that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics and personal computers and services. Its best known software products are the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, Microsoft Office office suite, and Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge|Edge web browsers. Its flagship hardware products are the Xbox Video game console|video game consoles and the Microsoft Surface tablet lineup. As of 2011, it was the List of the largest software companies|world's largest software maker by revenue, and one of the List of corporations by market...
LogoMicrosoft logo and wordmark.svg
Logo altIntroduced in 2012, Microsoft's logo consists of a square divided into four sub-squares colored red, green, yellow and blue (clockwise)
Image captionFront lobby entrance of building 17 on Microsoft Redmond campus|Microsoft's main campus in Redmond, Washington
TypePublic company|Public
Traded as{{NASDAQ|MSFT}}
Dow Jones Industrial Average|Dow Jones Industrial Average Component
NASDAQ-100|NASDAQ-100 Component
S&P 500 Index|S&P 500 Component
Foundation{{Start date and age|1975|04|04}}
Albuquerque, New Mexico|Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
FoundersBill Gates
Paul Allen
Location cityMicrosoft Redmond campus, Redmond, Washington
Location countryUnited States
Area servedWorldwide
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